Doors form a significant part of both the security and the aesthetic of a given room. Be it the main door at the entrance or a simple one for the bathroom, a lot of thought goes into planning it. The purpose, the place, the measurements, and the design – every single detail has to be checked before making the final purchase.
Every single door has a purpose to fulfill. It has to blend in and correspond to the rest of the features and palettes of the room to fit in.
If we think of it, it doesn’t seem to be a very difficult task. But when we finally must face all the questions and options before making the decision, it often ends up confusing us. To guide you through the same and simplify it further, we at Durian, have broken the whole process down to 5 steps.
The first thing before moving on to the 5 steps is to check if the store offers you:
- Quick installation
- Good warranty (eg. 10 years)
- Special order services
Once you’re satisfied regarding the above, you can move onto the step required for the purchase. This blog will give you in-depth details about each and every step that you would have to go through while purchasing a door.
Step 1 – Explain to the seller the Purpose Of The Door
The purpose of the door is the first question that should be answered. There are two spaces a door could be used –
After this broad categorization, break it down further to the particular room the door will be used for.
Commercial would include:
- Conference Room
Residential would include:
This clarity in brief to the seller will help you take care of all the other factors that go into the purchasing of the door.
Step 2 – Ask the Right Questions about the Material Used to Make the Door.
After you’ve explained the seller about the purpose of the door, he may show you several options. That’s when you can ask questions about the material used to make the door. For example:
- Security & durability of the door
- Fire retardant
- Nail-free Installation
- Sound insulation & proofing
- Termite- & borer-proofing
- Endurance tests conducted on the door
Step 3 – Customize the Design and Frame of Your Door.
Once you have decided the purpose that the door will serve, choosing the design and frame becomes easier. You can customize it according to the space.
Different brands have different designs. Ask the seller about the features of each design. Compare texture and colour.
Step 4 – Choose Matching Hardware For the Door.
Customizing the design and the frame isn’t the end of the process. You need to choose other the hardware that your door needs according to the design and the frame. They should blend in with the door to prevent them from becoming an eye-sore.
Various things fall under hardware:
- Locks & Knobs
- Electric Lock
Following these 4 steps will make it easier for you to choose the best door. You’ll also feel assured that you’ve taken the right decision.
Do share your experience of buying the door. What questions did you ask? Have we missed any?